Tackling pet overpopulation: preventing needless euthanasia

Our veterinary team works proactively to reduce the companion overpopulation issue by sterilizing thousands of animals every year through our Trap Neuter Release Maintain (TNRM) program for feral cats and our targeted and accessible spay and neuter clinic for lower income families. And of course, our veterinary team ensures that all of our animals are sterilized prior to their adoption.

Our TNRM program for feral cats

In 2010, the Montreal SPCA implemented a sterilization program for feral cats called TNRM, short for Trap-Neuter-Release-and-Maintain. Feral cats are un-owned domestic cats who have returned to a semi-wild state and cannot be handled nor be adopted into homes. They often live in small or large groups, known as colonies. For more information, click here.

The Mittens-Montreal SPCA Targeted Permanent Sterilization Clinic (Gabrielle Carrière, D.V.M)

The clinic is dedicated to helping to address Quebec’s pet overpopulation problem by offering accessible sterilization service for cats and dogs whose guardians have limited financial resources. For more information about the admission process, please click here.


Me_Alanna_DevineMe Alanna Devine B.A., B.C.L., LL.B.-  Director of Animal Advocacy

Me Alanna Devine is a member of the Quebec and Ontario bar. She has worked at the Montreal SPCA for over nine years. Before the SPCA, Alanna clerked at the Supreme Court of Canada and obtained degrees in civil and common law from the McGill University Faculty of Law after completing a bachelor’s degree in Criminology. As Director of Animal Advocacy, she oversees the Investigations and Inspections Department, the Advocacy Department and works primarily on improving the protection of animals on a municipal, provincial and federal level as well as leading awareness campaigns on important animal issues. Alanna is also an avid vegan baker and has adopted a blind dog from the SPCA. (© Photo: Jo-Anne McArthur / We Animals)

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